USCG IRIS WLB 395 (x WAGL 395) - Astoria, Oregon, U.S.A.       Call sign - unknown     IMO number - unknown     Owner - United States Coast Guard

Location - Underway on the Columbia River in British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - 9 June 1992
Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 18 September 2003     Last updated - 25 May 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - unknown
  Keel laid - May 1941
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - 10 March 1944
  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Iris WLB 395 - U.S.A.

  She has operated as Iris for her entire career
  Present status unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - "Balsam" class bouy tender
  Displacement tonnage - 757 (standard)
  Displacement tonnage - 1,034 (full load)
  L.O.A. - 54.91 meters (180'0")
  L.B.P. - unknown
  Width overall - 11.29 meters (37'0")
  Width moulded - unknown
  Draught - 3.97 meters (13'0")
  Depth - unknown
  Bouy hanlding derrick - 1 (20 tonne)
  Compliment - 53 (6 officers)

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Zenith Dredge Company
  Country - Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A.
  Hull number - unknown
  Engine builder - Cooper & Bessemer diesels
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - General Motors GM-18 diesels
  Horsepower - 1,200 bhp
  Speed - 13 knots
  Bow thuster - 1 bow thruster
  Pennant # - WLB 395

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


** 19 October 1957 Iris struck a submerged object. No details are known about the accident but damage was reported to be moderate
** 24 April 1980 Iris suffered some kind of fire aboard. The damage was listed as minor and no further details are known

** As of 2004 Iris is laid up in the Suisun Bay reserve fleet at Benicia, California. Her career is most likely at an end.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HER CAREER WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED


Information sources - Janes Fighting Ships, United States Coast Guard
Other sources - Mike Hill, Jay Archibald

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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